Partnerships & Frameworks

Working in partnerships and frameworks is beneficial for both our clients, ourselves and our supply chain. Achieving heightened performance, improvement and transparency; alongside long-term job security for thousands of people throughout our supply chains. Frameworks are helping Thomas Vale drive key improvements for stakeholders across the Midlands and beyond.


Constructing West Midlands
Acivico (Previously Birmingham City Council Urban Design)

Building on the success and achievements of the multi-award winning Birmingham Construction Partnership, Constructing West Midlands (CWM) is the new delivery vehicle for capital building works and reactive / planned repair and maintenance works for public sector organisations throughout the West Midlands Region.

The Constructing West Midlands framework comprises of nine national Contractors each with extensive experience across a wide range of client sectors providing potential users of Constructing West Midlands with a one stop solution for all of their construction repair and maintenance requirements.

In addition, Acivico, Birmingham City Council’s design and contract delivery partner, will be responsible for managing the framework and can also offer a wide range of consultancy services to all prospective Constructing West Midlands clients.

You can visit the Constructing West Midlands (CWM) website here:

West Midlands Contractors Framework
Led by Worcestershire County Council

The West Midlands Contractor framework is; A forward-thinking method of managing construction contracts for public sector organisations. It uses collaborative working between a range of employers and contractors  to share valuable knowledge, simplify procedures, improve the quality of buildings and, importantly, achieve reduced costs and better value for tax-payers money.

Having launched in 2010, by January 2013 the Framework has already been chosen for 23 projects with a total value of £109 million. These projects have included new and extended school buildings, a leisure centre refurbishment, civic offices, and new police and fire service facilities.

Furthermore, through the local promotion of opportunities and interaction with supply chains, 80% of the money spent has passed down to suppliers and sub-contractors within 30 miles of the project sites.

You can visit the West Midlands Contractors Framework website here:

Decent Homes Programme
Birmingham City Council Housing Directorate

With 66,000 properties, Birmingham City Council is the largest council landlord in the UK and in 2004 it decided to upgrade nearly two thirds of its stock – around 63% - that was classified as ‘non decent’.

The BCP was the first construction collaboration its kind in the UK and came about as a result of Birmingham City Council’s commitment to modernise its procurement processes in order to achieve best value service outcomes.

You can visit the Birmingham City Council website here:

Building Schools for the Future Programme
Stoke on Trent City Council

The educational landscape of Stoke-on-Trent is undergoing a massive transformation with work now well underway for the city’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The BSF Programme in the city is a key part of the regeneration of the Potteries, and is at the forefront of Mandate for Change. Its objectives are to nimprove education for all young people in the city, raise aspirations, provide a stable educational platform for this and future generations of young people and secure a safe and friendly environment for all students working and living in Stoke-on-Trent.

Every secondary and special school in the city will benefit from a total £270m investment.

You can visit the Stoke Building Schools for the Future website here:

Birmingham Construction Partnership
Urban Design, Birmingham City Council

Thomas Vale have provided construction services to Birmingham City Council for over 50 years. In 2004 we were appointed to the Birmingham Construction Partnership alongside two other contractor partners. The BCP was the first construction collaboration its kind in the UK and came about as a result of Birmingham City Council’s commitment to modernise its procurement processes in order to achieve best value service outcomes.

The partnership has enabled the local authority to move away from traditional lowest price, high risk tendering strategies by applying a more intelligent, integrated and value driven way of achieving efficiency, value for money and sustainability from their construction projects.

Thomas Vale have delivered over £250million worth of capital projects within this framework. The projects we have delivered all vary in terms of their size, value and complexity.